Written by Jake Okechukwu Effoduh.
I Just Interviewed 3 Pure Water Sellers In Central
Area Abuja, And According To Them: Sometimes, It
Takes About 6 Hours To Sell 20 Sachets Of
Water Which Amounts To A Total Of N200 (1Dollar).
From The N200, The Profit Is Only About N40 As
The Pure Water Sellers Have To Pay The
Wholesalers Their Money Back As Well As Cover
The Price For Ice Block Which Was Used To Cool
The Long And Short Of It Is That Some Of
Them Make Only N40 In 6 Hours Of Hustling Under
The Hot Sun, Risking Their Lives On Major
Express Roads And Always At The Mercy Of The
Environmental Protection Board Who Whip Them
With Cane When Caught; Burst Their Water Sachets
To The Ground And Fine Them N5,000.
As If That Isn’t Bad Enough, When Passengers
And Drivers Reach The Traffic Stops, They Prefer
To Dash N100, N200 Or Even N500 To Beggars
And Fake Sufferers Who Sometimes Make About
N1,500 A Day Doing Nothing But Begging, Leaving
Them Richer, Luckier And Safer Than The Pure
Water Sellers Who Are Young Entrepreneurs
ServingThe Larger Community With Their Trade, And
Trying To Make Ends Meet.
So When Next You Are At A Traffic Stop,
1. Dash The Pure Water Seller Instead
2. Buy Pure Water To Patronise Them And If The
Change Is (N10, Or Even N20, You Can Leave It
3. Say Something Nice To Them. Greet Them,
4. Slow Down, Don’t Knock Them Down.
5. Even If You Wont Buy The Pure Water, If They
Ask You To Buy, Rather Than Ignoring Them And
Facing Front As If They Are Not Humans, You Can
Look At Them, Smile And Say “Thank You”
As a solution provider, please if you know of any graduate selling pure water, kindly ask the person to call me on 08072690025 or 08028273582. Thank you
Matthew Abolurin is the Principal Consultant/CEO of Pep Access Ltd, a consulting outfit responsible for Business conception, actualization and growth, Sales and Marketing Training and HR Management. Matthew Abolurin is the President of Transformation Network International, a multifaceted Network where wisdom is given to create a life of Purpose, Passion, Peace and Prosperity.